Author Kristen Day has stopped by today with a guest post for the Forsaken A Daughters of the Sea blog tour!
Waiting to see which actors and actresses would be cast to play the characters of the next movie in the Hunger Games franchise has been a lot of fun to watch. And it begs the question: what did the author ‘see’ in her head while she was describing her characters? What did they look like to her? And do the real life actors/actresses match that image? It’s so subjective; there were debates for months leading up to the choosing of the actor that would play Finnick Odair! Before I began writing Forsaken, I wanted to create the characters. I didn’t want to simply write a story about them; I wanted to get to know them! That was almost as fun as writing the book! I could see them in my head and hear the things they would potentially about, but in order to describe them perfectly, I needed to find a picture of a current famous person that encompassed not only their look, but also their personality! I had an entire notebook where I had each character captured - their personality, interests, faults, and abilities. All that was missing was a picture! So I set off in search of real people who could represent the character I was trying to portray.
I wanted Stasia to be beautiful, elegant, strong, and poised. Dianna Agron fit the bill and captured my ‘Stasia’ image. Finn obviously had to be breathtaking, captivating, and all things H.O.T. - with a dark side. I found a picture of Chace Crawford that screamed Finn, and never looked back. Phoebe was easy - her rocker, alternative style and tri-colored hair matched the lead singer of Paramore (Hayley Williams) to a tee! Willow was a little more difficult. I’ve never really been a fan of the Olsen twins, but I found a picture of Mary Kate that was ethereal and beautiful; Willow had her movie-star twin. Camilla Belle made a perfect Carmen, down to the Brazilian descent and beautiful features. Below are a few more:
Isadora Dixon: Angelina Jolie
Priscilla: Charliz Theron
Kira: Carrie Underwood
Noah: Cam Gigandet
Nicolet: Bryce Dallas Howard
Olivia: Vanessa Hudgens
Logan: Kellan Lutz
Keto: Megan Fox
So if you’ve read Forsaken, tell me who you think would play Finn, Stasia or any other characters if this were a movie! I’d love to know what image you have of them!
About Kristen Day
Kristen Day is a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. She loves all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. She’s been told she sees the world through rose-colored glasses, but she prefers to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses - swirling and morphing reality into something she can digest (who hasn't pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).
She is the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA trilogy, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN (Oct 2012), and CHOSEN (Winter 2012). She loves all books, but really enjoys writing young adult, paranormal romances. She’s loved to write for as long as she can remember. Her first published work was her poem RED in second grade (you guessed it - it was a poem about the color red - life altering, right?) that won her 5 gold stars and a spot in her elementary school's poetry book. That's when her addiction to the written word officially began. She was the only kid in fifth grade that actually enjoyed diagramming sentences. Go ahead and laugh - its okay.
When she’s not writing she’s making jewelry, painting, feeding her addiction to sweet tea, watching the Discovery Channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with her amazing husband. She was born in Boone, NC and graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Marketing in 2001.